Ahead of the senatorial supplementary election scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 30, across some polling units in the district in Kogi state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed their readiness for the exercise.
The Herald gathered that the chairman of the PDP in Kogi west senatorial district, Barr. Kola Ojo, made this known in Lokoja on Tuesday, November 26.
Ojo lamented the alleged complicity and compromise on the parts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies during the last election in the state.
The chairman however said that not withstanding the complicity by government and the electoral institutions at the governorship election, the party has directed all its party members to participate fully in the supplementary election.
Barr. Ojo assured the Kogi West electorates that PDP will win the Kogi West Senatorial seat insisting that no amount of intimidation should deter the people.
He called on the security agencies to be professional and avoid repeat of what was witnessed during the November 16 governorship and senatorial rerun elections in the state.
Ojo also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to be an unbiased umpire in their conduct during the rescheduled supplementary election in the state.
Earlier, The Herald reported that conduct of the supplementary election in the Kogi west senatorial district has been scheduled for Saturday, November 30, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The INEC in a statement on Twitter said it arrived at the decision after a meeting held on Thursday, 21 November.
The statement read: “INEC met today 21st November 2019 and fixed 30th Nov 2019 for the conduct of Supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi west Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency respectively,” the statement from the commissions read.